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  • Raudvara. Anu Raud
    Raudvara. Anu Raud

    2021 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Erle Veber

  • Mephistopheles
    Mephistopheles

    2020 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Manfred Vainokivi

    I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good. From time to time, Mephistopheles reveals himself to the people through Linnar Priimägi. The energy released creates chaos.

  • Celebration
    Celebration

    Original title: Prazdnik

    2019 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Loginov

    For nearly twenty years now one small Estonian town has organised a Ukrainian-themed fair, during which a beauty contest is held. This observational film explores whether beauty can be an object of competition, and how we should understand the phenomenon of beauty contests in the modern day.

  • Shards Of Light
    Shards Of Light

    Original title: Jagatud valgus

    2018 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Kullar Viimne

    Stained glass artist fights for her existence and for new orders. Looking back to her long life, she investigates her current situation and motives of her creativeness.

  • Colours of the Islands
    Colours of the Islands

    Original title: Saarte värvid

    2012 | Documentary, Music Documentary | Director: Madli Lääne

  • The Idiot
    The Idiot

    Original title: Idioot

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rainer Sarnet

    The feature film directed by Rainer Sarnet is based on the novel "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The filmmaker interprets the well-known classic in a contemporary film language with talented Estonian actors and actresses who perform in the enchanting yet intimidating beauty of a sacral space.

  • Inside World of the Artist
    Inside World of the Artist

    Original title of the film "Pildi sisse minek"

    2002 | Students film, Documentary | Director: Marianne Kõrver

  • Colourful Dreams
    Colourful Dreams

    Original title: Värvilised unenäod

    1974 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Virve Aruoja, Jaan Tooming

    The poetic film directed by Virve Aruoja and Jaan Tooming depicts the fantasies and the world of play of a little girl and the beauty of nature.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1962 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Aleksandr Mandrõkin

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1945 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: E. Ballod

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The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.

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